UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN -STOUT - MENQMQNIE, WISCONSIN 54751
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By Lee Morical
Don't tell Jo Ann about loneliness. As a wife, she's
been there twice, thanks to death and divorce.
Irma doesn't need a lecture on what it feels like
to be a 63-year-old farm wife who isn't quite ready
to meet society's expectations of what a grandmother
"should"- be doing.
The meaning of communications breakdown in
families doesn't have to be belabored, and a session
on depression unlocks pushed-backed memories. The
course in Life Cycle of Women presents new infor-
mation but few surprises.
Because JoAnn and Irma and all the other trainees
have been there.
Having "been there" is the essence of all peer
counseling, and the Peer Counselor Project /Worn en
Helping Women at Stout is no exception. What is
exceptional about it is that it's the first training
program in the nation designed specifically to take
the experiences gained from being a rural housewife
and mother and build them into salable skills in only
Thirty- two women from 29 Wisconsin locations
have completed the program since it began here on
July 1, 1975. Seven more are in the current, and
final, class in this three-year experimental project
funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to
train non-urban housewives for paid employment as
paraprofessional peer counselors.
How did it all begin ?
The Peer Counselor Project is heavily derivative
of my own experiences, both personal and profes-
sional. It is, for example, as much the result of my
observations as a working journalist for 15 years as
it is of my being a counselor for the past seven. It
has to do greatly with my own experience of being
a wife and mother and it relates closely to the
articulated mission of Stout.
All of these factors came together on a steamy
August afternoon in 1974 in the office of Stout's
Chancellor Robert S. Swanson. I had just completed
three years of intensive work in the development of
counseling resources for housewives in West Central
Wisconsin, where none had before existed. I had seen
the need for someone to bridge the gap between the
well-meaning but untrained friend and the mental
health professional in meeting the "little" concerns
of the housewife : loneliness ; eventlessness ; pre- and
post-surgical anxiety; fear of aging and death;
problems of handling time pressure; widowhood.
With the cooperation of the Campus Ministry, I had,
in 1971, opened the Center for Women's Alternatives
(CWA) as the first counseling service for house-
wives in Central Wisconsin. I had identified the first
peer counselor, Lorna Gauthier — a wife, mother of
six and elementary teacher- — -who had gone on to
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take a degree in hu-
man development and
family living from
Stout and to become
my colleague in CWA.
Together we had of-
fered a variety of self-
growth groups for
housewives from 20 to
90 years of age and
had provided a series
of workshops, semi-
nars, retreats and in-
It was a time of pio-
neering: of knocking
on doors which some-
times slammed in our
faces, of selling, of ex-
haustion, of keeping
the faith. But it was
also an exciting time
which provided us with
the skills and the data
which brought me, this August afternoon, to a
meeting with the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of
On their parts, these two men were committed
to Stout's stated mission of "the development of
human potential through continuous life education"
and to community outreach. All three of us, that
day, saw the potential of the interface between the
expertise of CWA and of Stout. As we parted that
afternoon, it had been decided that I would write a
proposal for the hypothesis with which I had long
wanted to experiment: certain skills gained from
years of being a housewife and mother are analogous
to certain skills required of an effective counselor;
therefore, selected housewives can, in a short but
well-designed program, be trained to be effective
It was further decided that if the proposal were
funded, Stout would provide the institutional support
for the program. It was and Stout did — ■ and the
Peer Counselor Project moved into the East Wing
of the Student Health Center.
Initially administered under the Office of the
Vice Chancellor, the Project is now administratively
housed in the Department of Counseling and
Psychological Services from which I received my
Master's degree in 1971. The Project's two training
specialists, Karla Hoefgen and Sonja Stoudt, also
took their Masters' from Stout. Lorna Gauthier is
the technical training specialist, and members of the
Stout faculty — • John Deutscher, Orville Nelson, Bob
Wurtz, Beverly Schmalzried and Gene Flug — -have
taken part in various stages of program development
and instruction. Jerry Kirsling, psychologist with
Stout's Vocational Development Center, is on our
screening and selection committee, and Anita
Pershern, now teaching in the Departments of Food
Science and Nutrition and Biology, has been our re-
Interaction of trainees — who've ranged in age
from 25 through 63 — with the Stout student body
and faculty has been one of the most gratifying
features of the program. We remember the hesita-
tion with which several trainees approached the
classroom and dorm living after years of marriage.
We remember, too, how they ended up enjoying it
and how, in each case, the "kids" on their floors or
in their classes became close friends and asked us to
"send more peer counselors."
But the name of the game during the nine weeks
of training is hard work — • both for trainees and for
staff. Two weeks into the program the women are
already heavily involved in field experience, three
papers are due and hundreds of pages are waiting to
be read. They are "sophomores" by week three, and
there's no breather coming down the home stretch
into week nine.
They are required to take almost 100 hours of
Communications Training and Counseling Procedures
in which they do peer counseling with volunteer
clients from the community under the supervision
and critique of peers, staff and the relentlessly
grinding videotape machine. Group Processes re-
quires them to facilitate three self-growth groups
and develop a group experience for potential use in
their own work. Each woman must participate also
in three hours a week of supervised field experience
in a community setting such as the Dunn County
Department of Social Services, West CAP, or a self-
growth group for women under CWA sponsorship.
Another hour each week is spent in supervised work
with residents of a Menomonie nursing home.
To this are added the short courses in Limits of
Responsibility /Referral Procedures, in which rig-
orous tests must be passed for successful program
completion; Public Relations, which requires each
trainee to produce usable news releases and talks
to community groups; and Women in Perspective,
for which readings and a paper are required. In her
"spare time," each trainee must keep a daily journal,
learn how to operate basic A-V equipment, and par-
ticipate in weekly conferences with staff. After the
initial nine weeks, each trainee is under Project
supervision for one year and is required to attend
three in-service days and participate in a work
In looking back to December, 1975, I remember
wondering what kind of monster we had created with
this schedule. However, as women who had our-
selves once stood at our stoves stirring white sauce
with the phone in one hand and a crying baby in the
other as our four-year-old ran into the house bleeding
from the head and the new puppy wet on the equally
new carpet, we had reason to believe that other
housewives could take the rigors of the training
program in stride. And they have. Although all have
had to leave their families for nine weeks, and each
has had her share of home and personal concerns,
none has ever let these concerns get in the way of
her commitment to training.
The 39 participants in our program were selected
from among 197 applicants on the basis of qualities
we had previously identified as being part of the
repertoire of an affective peer counselor: life ex-
periences relevant to peer counseling; ability to re-
late to others in a non- judgmental way; willingness
to grow ; ego strength and stability, and the hard-to-
describe quality known as "potential for peer coun-
From the beginning, our two biggest challenges
have been: Can a woman actually learn enough in
nine weeks to be an effective peer counselor? and if
so, will anyone employ her? With 25 trained peer
counselors now employed throughout Wisconsin and
with employer evaluations in hand, we are now pre-
pared to say that selected rural housewives can be
trained to be effective peer counselors under the
methods developed by the Peer Counselor Project.
More evaluation is yet to come, of course. But at the
conclusion of the final evaluation and report and the
publication of our findings, we will turn, in Septem-
ber, to the publication and dissemination of our
Finding work was an "iffy" thing for the women
at first. In March, 1976, when the first six trainees
entered the world of work, they had to knock on the
doors of agencies who had never heard of housewife
peer counselors let alone having a line item in their
budgets for them. But as the months went by, and
as we as staff and they as peer counselors criss-
crossed the state visiting agencies and telling our
story, the picture began to change. As the first
peer counselors gained employment and as word of
their effectiveness began to spread, the picture
changed more rapidly.
counselor Irma Donley and client
Today Nancy, Sandy and Donna are employed by
CAP agencies in Glenwood City and Wisconsin Dells
as outreach county coordinator, counselor, and work
experience supervisor, respectively. Mary Ellen,
Dawn and Naomi work as peer counselors and Drop-
In Center coordinators with the Center for Women's
Alternatives in Menomonie and Eau Claire. Mary
Jo is a peer counselor employed by Lutheran Social
Services in Oshkosh; Penny incorporates her train-
ing into her work with women of all ages as a lay
pastor in Merrimac. Shirley, Judy and Mary Ellen
were asked to teach at District One Technical In-
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Students Cut Energy Use
Student ingenuity was put to work at Stout this
winter as a means of cutting energy consumption.
Because of efforts by students and the staff in
Auxiliary Services, electrical consumption in dormi-
tories was reduced by about 11 per cent and water
usage cut by more than 16 per cent.
Joe Brown of the University's Auxiliary Services
office attributes the savings to two factors : a wide-
spread willingness of students to conserve energy
and the technical knowledge possessed by students
enrolled in many of the University's specialized ma-
jors. "We find when we go to a hall there are stu-
dents in the crowd listening to us who know more
about energy conservation than we do," Brown said.
"There are people in the audience that have energy
conservation ideas that are immediately applicable."
Brown also pointed out that in a survey conducted
in residence halls, 92 per cent of the respondents said
they would be willing to conserve energy even if
their friends and neighbors did not. Brown said the
University's approach to energy saving is based on
voluntary conservation. Each residence hall sets a
goal for the amount of electrical energy it hopes to
conserve. Meters are read monthly and checked
against previous- records.
An energy contest was held first semester with a
$500 prize going to Fleming Hall, the dormitory that
achieved a 21 per cent reduction. The money is a
contribution from the Housing office to be used to
purchase an item for the hall. But Brown feels that
the energy contest was not the primary motivation
for students to turn down heat, take shorter showers,
do laundry in cold water and turn off unnecessary
lighting and electricity.
"Our concern is with energy conservation in the
future," said Drew Garczynski, a freshman from
Sheboygan Falls. "It's going to have to start some
place, this is as good a place as any."
Kit Donner, a sophomore from Minocqua, said,
"If we do our part to conserve energy, it should re-
flect on the bills we have to pay. It should at least
stop the bills from going up."
The students are being assisted in energy con-
servation by six federally funded CETA employees.
(The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
is a program to ease unemployment nationally. Stout
has a total of 45 CETA employees working on
campus.) They have aided in making technical
changes such as reducing bulb wattage, putting ex-
haust fans on timers and improving efficiency of
radiators. More than 3,000 inefficient 75 watt in-
candescent lights have been removed from the halls.
The key to the energy conservation plan, how-
ever, is student involvement. "You attend meetings
and you see that students have a say in the conser-
vation policy in each dorm," Brown said. Not only
do students respond in meetings, but with letters
and phone calls suggesting ways of conserving
energy. Some suggestions that have already been
used include switching washing machines from hot
to cold water rinses and removing lighting in areas
where it is not really needed. "Students have shown
us they are willing," Brown said. "Their willingness
is evident and the evidence is right there in the
meters." After a single visit to one hall by Brown's
staff, the students were able to cut their average
electrical consumption by 15 per cent.
"You would have to have been in the halls before
and seen the lights left on in all rooms, lounges and
restroom," Brown said. "Televisions were left on.
These things are not happening any more." Brown
said the real evidence is the things you "don't see."
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changing inefficient lighting
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Minnie: >Bfecker Heri&el,. who has .served ; :as ^secre-
tary :; to ;;airfbut >bhe;>of Stout's : presidents' and-
chancellors;" ;lslcelebrating her 40th : anniversary
^;waft;the::tJ|iiyersity.^: ;■ " ^^ ; : :,; ; ^ .
3'ye^had ■ and^ I ' think 'the University has-been
fortunate to have such capable leaders, one after
fahotherv" /Mrs; : ; Hengel said. ; "At first ;T naturally ■
: was "a bit apprehensive when it was time to, change '
5 bosses yjbut: discovered -that, they :. were ;alhgpbdj ;
-theyihaye: .' tfrhe-gpod ;' or ; they wouldn't reach ;th at ;
high &: position/'/ ■•'. V. !■-'■.: ' ":
Minnie Becker Hengel in office
jriS ^rs.;.-Hengel;rbegan3iher ^ service ;tb;/the ; Uhi-
^Hyas";i;later';; secretary //: tpl: President pyerne:/;C.;i
.Fryklund, President and : Chancellor - William J.
x Micheels, :: Acting: f/President John. ;Jarvis>>; Acting
Chancellor Ralph Iverson and the present chan-
/ ;::She was 'already working; at "^S^
hographer in 1938 when Nelson, her first boss, ap-
: iPpintetr ! ;her r his;; secretary.; "I really /served as .
^secretary ; to' the /president for about/six haonths
before I was officially appointed," she said. "He
, (President Nelson) was a bit concerned that I may
have/been .a /litHe-young/to handle/the position,; but
: that's ^-hOw/l: /got' started. It's /been a great 40
■]ffiax&"W ^ : - : fi-: i^P'-- ■■ " : "'' -' ? ' : '::'/:- : "% : -y : M'-: ;' ; : :: "..
; ; ; ;Nelson ; was president of Stout from 1923 to
/vl945P "MrSr/Hengel: recalls, him as "a -very /kind,
fatherly -gentleman." /She/said he : would often
pei'sphallylendstudentsCmoney when they were in ;
: need ,and ;hired/one/needy student/as a chauffeur. .
/"He //was: a stickler /for appearance, and /social
' formalities . He thought the students should learn
/social etiquette too 'and the .clerical staff was in-/
'eluded yh/ that :i training,":; Mfs;/ : Hehg§h;:said.;
"Formal receptions .-were regularly held, at/the/pf^';
ficial //president's ! residence.;' Prexy:' Nelsph /alsp/;
was. responsible. for the purchase of Eichelberger;
Hall,; now /known as the Louis/Tainferf Smith 'resl-'
dehce.; This purchase was labeled a white elephant/
by" spme/persons at that; time." . She vsaidx -that ^
Nelson, stayed on past ; retirement age:. because /bf// :
World/War II. "He stayed on at Stout/during /the/
war.and he said as soon as /the war was pvej/.he
would Retire and that's what, he /did./,VHe /Said//
When Hitler gave up he would give up^"/ she said.;/^
His successor,/ Fryklundp y/hB: : :/was;,
president from 1945 to 1961, was-a;StQut J
graduate and a lieutenant colonehin /the/
Army Air Force when he was^ appointed. /;
"The first time he visited:the /campuses :
president, he wore his colonel unif drip,/
and that sort, of scared /some/ :6f:/us,'K
Mrs. Hengel said.,/ "I think;/he/;/wasj|a ;
strict administrator, but he was ia/spft-./
/hearted, human person inside./He loyed /
children and the nursery school/class";
would surprise him with drop-in/visits : \
occasionally. The president really: /did /
have to be an excellent organizer at/ that:
time as there were many growth prob-J
lems." Stout's enrollment more ■jthan
tripled during Fryklund's presidency^; ';■/;
She recalls that as Fryklund: would;:;
walk through the halls of the^ University /
and "if he spotted a : romantip: cPupie , :
holding hands he'd speak to them,";she i
said. "He'd explain that they /weren't.
presenting a. very good student/ image,,/
for Stout, so he w°uld : ask them tp s;tpp/;;
and they would."/; She pointed out ; that:::
■ Fryklund /was responsible : ; f0r/;/elimi-; : :
nating the/: "institutional tan" on the ; ;walls; 'and/:;
introducing . cheerful /colors 'V;'thr'ougtoiii^/ffiiaS
campus."-'/.''.' .,'•■-'■ "■ V,""^/ '" ';•'..,. ;;";\;y"/ : ^ ;>v
- /Micheels; her next boss, headed the/Uhiversity/l
from 1961 to 1972. ; ''Because he wM- a///Stoiiff
, graduate /and, a Menomonie . native^I^had'/heard' '
: quitea bit about Bud -Micheels before I met/hirh;";^
she said. "Everything we heard was that/he. wasp
a likeable person, sol had a good feeling about the */
prospects of serving "as his secretary,", "She/zdes'-K
cribed Micheels as "a very friendly,: outgoing- per~s.
spn'^with an "excellent" sense: of humprS/P/S;//;;/"
: :;/: Mrs./: Hengel said; she knew : Swahsbny;://her/:
present boss, when he was a student at:StOut./"fie >v
mentioned to someone the other .:.day'.-that'-'/i;.'gia'y.#'^.
him his first job," she said. "He came into;- the;
; President's office : when he was a student, applying';:;
for a part-time job; we had had ' a request/Jf OT^a/;
student /to put; up storm windows,; so I sent.hirn/;
out on that assignment. She also remembers: that;/
she typed his doctor's thesis. She '-/describes/.;
Swanson as "a hard worker" and "a dedicated/
person." \ - ■P.;:^' v'-i^v-
. "Everything about him is calm and organized," /r
she said.- "''".- ;// V: /'.; : ;: 5 ; /:/■/:
Business Experience On Campus
Fashion merchandising majors at Stout are getting business
experience through two student-operated stores on campus.
Each student in the major serves in such functions as
buyer, advertising manager, personal manager and stock
coordinator. One shop, the Niche, specializes in gifts for the
home, while a second business, Niche 2, offers gifts for the
Jerry DeBoer, who teaches fashion merchandising at
Stout, explained that students earn three credits for operat-
ing the businesses, spending five hours in the store each
week, plus three hours in class. DeBoer says while the
University provides space for the shops in its Home Econ-
omics building, the businesses are otherwise self-supporting,
with the sale of merchandise paying for operating costs.
Most of the merchandise is purchased through wholesalers,
although some craft items are taken on consignment.
"We take a 30 per cent commission on consignment
merchandise and we take a 50 per cent markup on other
goods unless they are preticketed below that," DeBoer said.
Some 74 seniors, are involved in operating the shops each
year. Hours are 10:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m., Monday through
Thursday. "We run one major sale each semester to help
clean up our markdowns," DeBoer said.
Students learn all aspects of the operation, ranging from
advertising to layout and display. Each week they rotate to
a different position. DeBoer said that the student manager
sets up assignments'and then grades subordinates on their
work performance, which becomes part of the grade for the
course. The students determine where profits are to be
DeBoer said that both shops are set up to handle
specialized items. "First of all, we are not trying to duplicate
what the merchants in town are all doing and doing well,"
he said. "Secondly, we are in an out-of-the-way location. So
if we did not have unique products, our chances of getting
customers would be very limited." The Niche features such
items as linens, napkins, place mats, glasses, plant holders
and inexpensive furniture. Niche 2 has scarves, handbags,
jewelry, soaps, cologne, belts and other personal items.
DeBoer said that this approach to teaching is very popu-
lar among recruiters from business and industry who hire
graduates from the fashion merchandising program at Stout.
"We are helping students by blending academic, general
education and liberal arts with some simulated business,"
he said. "It combines theoretical and the practical exper-
ience." He added that while merchandising can be taught
in a classroom, this allows students to understand people
management. "Supervising other human beings is far more
difficult than selecting merchandise," he said. "People man-
agement is a difficult thing to learn, but the most important
Many of the graduates from the program will be super-
vising other people as early as three months after they leave
the University, according to DeBoer. "What they are going
to be judged on is managing people," DeBoer said.
Through the two businesses, students also will learn to
delegate responsibility. "Not only must they plan their ac-
tivities well in advance, but they must discover that they
can't do it all themselves," DeBoer said.
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HATTIE DAHLBERG Dip. '05 re-
tired teacher who lives in Chippewa
Fails, may be the earliest Stout grad
in the country still living. Anyone
challenging this distinction is invited
to write the Alumni Office.
MARTIN J. BRADLEY Dip. '23 is
asking for names of any living mem-
bers of the classes of 1914 and 1915.
Please send them to his home at 3722
Highcliff, San Antonio, Tex. 78218.
HELEN NOVAK TRADER BS '31,
MS '58 has retired to Tuscon, Ariz,
after teaching at the University of
EARL C. HELVERSON '32 has re-
tired from Pacific Northwest Bell
Telephone Co., Spokane, Wash.
LOUISE LEE HEIDEL '34 retired
from 32 years of teaching in the home
economics department of Omro High
RAYMOND PITTMAN BS '48, MS
'49 is a district representative for
Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance in
LAWRENCE E. DECKER '48 has
retired after 22 years of teaching in-
dustrial arts and 25 years of military
PETER JACKSON BS '58, MS '59
has been named associate dean of
faculties at Northwest Missouri State
DENNIS E. DARLING '59 is on
sabbatical leave from Western Michi-
gan University in order to develop
energy education materials for ele-
mentary through adult consumers.
LLOYD RUEB MS '59 is adminis-
trator of the Montello school district,
and has been appointed to the Madi-
son Area Vocational School Board.
DAVID SNEEN '60 is the industrial
cooperative education coordinator for
Custer High School, Milwaukee.
ROBERT M. HIRAYAMA '61 is the
recipient of the Outstanding Industrial
Arts Teacher of the Year Award for
Hawaii at the 39th annual convention
of the Amei'ican Industrial Arts As-
sociation in New Orleans.
JOHN '62 is currently the registrar
at the University of Maine, while wife,
MARY WHELEN KEYSOR '64 works
at Maine Medical Center as a clinical
BRUCE '62 and CHARLOTTE
SYRING BAKER '63 are at home in
Fennimore, where he is industrial
engineer at the alkaline plant of Ray-
O-Vac Division and she is a tax pre-
parer for H & R Block in Boscobel.
JOYCE BISBEE '63 is the manager
of educational relations for J. C.
Penney Co. in New York and has been
named vice-president for cooperative
relations for the American Home
RAY HANSEN BS '63, MS '68 has
been appointed administrator of
Moraine Park Technical Institute — •
LOUISE RESELD WAKEN '63 has
been appointed to a two-year position
on the Community Design Commis-
sion for the village of Oak Park, 111.
RUTH KUNZ CONONE '63 was
named Woman of the Year by the
Stevens Point Business and Profes-
sional Women's Club. She is an in-
structor specializing in early child-
hood education at UW-Stevens Point.
NEAL RAGATZ '64 is teaching at
the Madison Area Technical College.
HARRIET MAAS SCHOENINGER
'64 is an education and fashion co-
ordinator for Royce Fabrics for the
firm's four Wisconsin stores.
FAITH ELLISON BERGLUND '65
has recently opened a library in
ANNE ROSSMEIER BS '68, MS '69
has been appointed vice-president of
consumer affairs for Sentry Insur-
ance in Stevens Point.
CARL H. RIIS '68 has completed
his initial training at Delta Air Lines'
training school at the Hartsfield At-
lanta International Airport and is now
assigned to the airlines' Houston pilot
base as a second officer.
RON BESCHTA '68 is a licensed
real estate salesperson for Kroeze
Real Estate in Waupun.
HERB CARLSON BS '69, MS '71 is
working on his Ph.D at Colorado State
University, Fort Collins, in vocational
TIMOTHY DOMKE '69 a member
of the 1969 championship basketball
team which went to the national
tournament in Kansas City, is now
assistant coach at the University of
Detroit following a successful high
school coaching career.
MAURICE L. ANDERSON '70
teaches industrial education at Libby
(Mont.) High School.
JOAN SEVERSON MOORE '70
teaches social and family living at
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DENNIS M. PETERSON '70 is a
senior employee benefit consultant for
Employers Insurance of Wausau.
ALBERT RICHARD '70 is teaching
distributive education at Stout.
LINDA BALSON REINHOLZ BS
'70, MS '77 is the new extension home
economist for Winnebago County.
JOHN L. STEPHEN '71 has been
appointed assistant food service direc-
tor for Hospitality Unlimited, Inc.,
Ripon. He and his wife, SHARON
MUELLER '71 live in Ripon, where
she teaches home economics in the
Green Lake public schools.
ELIZABETH LIANG BS '71, MS
'75 is a test kitchen home economist
for Magic Pan, in San Francisco.
JUDY ROMMEL BS '71, MS '76 is
an extension home economist for La
Crosse County and was awarded one
of two Grace Frysinger Fellowships
at the annual meeting of the Na-
tional Association of Extension Home
Economists in September. Her award
was earned for her proposal for the
study of the effects of energy con-
servation on the family.
DIANE B. GUTGESELL '72 teaches
home economics at West High School,
JILL TRZCINSKI GARDNER '72 is
the manager of Greens and Gifts, a
floral service in Markesan.
LYNETTE TULIP JAHNKE '72 is
the home economist for Price County.
JERRY WEYENBERG MS '72
opened the Cross Roads Realty Co.
Inc., in Manitowoc.
DAVID P. VANDERBROEK '72 is
a sales representative for Kearney
and Trecker Corp., Milwaukee.
THOMAS '72 and JOANNE CARINI
HAGMANN '73 live in Onalaska. He
teaches woods, small engines and
electricity at Central High School in
La Crosse and she is teaching home
economics at Onalaska Middle School.
JEFF KLAUSER BS '72, MS '77 is
the senior sales specialist in the home
improvement center in Wausau's new
GORDON M. CORRUS '73 has join-
ed the management staff of Metzker
Plumbing, Heating and Electric, Lake
DAVID BRUBAKER MS '73 re-
ceived his Ph.D. from Southern Illi-
nois University in June '77 and is the
executive director of the National
Rehabilitation Counseling Association,
SYLVIA ROESKE HOFFMAN '73
teaches home economics in Bonduel
Senior High School.
JAMES B. LUISIER '73 is a sales
representative for Flagship model
motor homes in Muncie, Ind.
STEVEN WELLS '73 is the western
regional sales manager for M-B Co.
Inc., Long Beach, Calif.
RICHARD '73 and KATHLEEN
OTTO SORRELL BS '70, MS '73 are
residing in Crystal Lake, 111., where
he is an industrial arts teacher and
she is a HERO coordinator in Hoff-
ROGER SCHMIDEKE BS '73, MS
'75 teaches in the Oshkosh school
system and is the only male instruc-
tor in their home economics depart-
MARVIN '74 and CAROL
PETERSEN EGGERT '74 reside in
Minneapolis. He is employed as an
engineering aide in the logic design
department for Comten, Inc.
WAYNE HEIKKILA MS '74 is the
new chief of police for Menomonie.
JUDITH C. LEHMAN '74 is a pro-
fessional interior designer in Los
VICKIE REYNOLDS STANGEL
'74 is employed by the Fond du Lac
Association for Retarded Citizens.
WILLIAM L. ROWE BS '74, MS '75
is director of operations for Village
Inn Pancake House Restaurant of
CAL '74 and SUSAN DESTICHE
EICHINGER '75 are at home in San
Diego, Calif., where he is assistant
manager for Brunswick Bowlers Bowl
and she works for Analysis/Research,
RODNEY THOMPSON '74 is a ma-
terial planner/analyst for Storage
Technology Corp., in Colo,
JERRY M. FRISCH '74 is working
for Flour City Press Pack in Min-
neapolis, designing folding cartons.
KAY BUELKE '74 is the Ozaukee
County 4-H and youth agent with
JAMES is an electrician with Frank
Switzer Electrical, Inc., Eau Claire
and BARBARA WALING KING '72
is a teacher at Teach-a-Tot Child Care
Center in Altoona.
ELIZABETH POLNER is the Title
I preschool/kindergarten teacher in
the Howards Grove school system.
JAMES M. VRANA is a technical
illustrator for Twin Disc. Co., Racine.
THOMAS J. BURKE teaches at
Milwaukee Solomon Juneau High
JIM EISENREICH is teaching dis-
tributive education in Weseca High
School in Weseca, Minn.
KATHLEEN LEANNAH is teach-
ing in Julia A. Rusch Junior High in
JOHN MS and KAREN MILLER
GREENBERG '76 reside in Stillwater,
Minn., where he teaches industrial
arts in Stillwater Junior High and
she teaches home economics in Forest
Lake Junior High School.
TERRY PIECHOTA is the manager
of K-Mart's ladies department in
DENNIS COLLINS is teaching dis-
tributive education at Mayville High
GREGG MESSERSCHMITT is a
plant manager for Comatic Labora-
tories, Inc., in Houston.
JOHN teaches auto mechanics in
Greenwood High School, while wife,
VICKIE JOHNSON WATERS is a
school psychologist for Greenwood and
Loyal school districts.
JANET F. BLOOMER is teaching
at Kimberly High School, where she
is the assistant coach for gymnastics.
ADRIS KHAN BS '75, MS '77 is a
product engineer for the Onan Divi-
sion, Onan Corp., Fridley, Minn. He
recently was honored by Twin Cities
Chapter of American Institute of
Plant Engineers as the Young Plant
Engineer of the Year.
DAN CINA is a field service en-
gineer with Electric Machinery Manu-
facturing Co., Minneapolis.
PAUL MAULUCCI MS is the di-
rector of rehabilitation and personnel
for Goodwill Industries of North Cen-
tral Wisconsin Inc.
RUTH GERBER RUPP has com-
pleted a dietetic internship at Walter
Reed Army Medical Center in Wash-
ington D.C. A-first lieutenant in the
Army, she is now serving as chief of
clinical dietetics at the U.S. Army
Hospital in Fort Campbell, Ky.
DEBBIE AINSWORTH BARTZ is
a home economics teacher at Bonduel
Senior High School.
DAVID SHAW is an industrial en-
gineer for Amana Refrigeration in
KAREN ZOBEL is a vocational
evaluator for the Hugh Edward
Sandefur Training Center. She re-
sides in Henderson, Ky.
MICHELL JOHNSON is the middle
school home economics teacher in
BLAKELY L. SANFORD is a staff
accountant with Haggerty, Ruff,
Jones and Caulkins, in Springfield,
SUSAN HARTE is a food service
sales representative for Oscar Mayer
and Co. in Ohio.
TERRENCE KEYSER MS has
begun work on his Ph.D in psychoedu-
cational studies at the University of
GAIL TRESS is the manager of
Susie's Casuals in West Town Mall,
BRUCE L. HENDERSON is a high
school electronics teacher in Gurnee,
DALE and NANCY SALTZMANN
KOEHLER are at home in Green Bay,
where he is an estimator for Loch
Homes and she is an EMR 'special
education teacher for Bay Port High
School in Howard-Suamico.
JERRY and MARILYN JONES
CONTNEY '43 reside in Eau Claire,
where he teaches automotive me-
chanics and she teaches chair reup-
holstery at District One Technical In-
MARY KAY STOLARCZYK is
teaching home economics at Whitefish
Bay High School and is involved with
EILEEN STRAUB is teaching
family living in Central High School
MARY SLATKY is a designer for
Amity Leather in West Bend.
BILL and KATHY PETERSON
DAVIS reside in Roberts. He teaches
industrial arts in Hudson High School
and she teaches home economics at
JULIE DEY is the teacher-super-
visor for a child care center in Green
PAMELA J. BROWN is the food
service director for Minot Public
Schools in Minot, N.D.
CHRISTINE LEITZ is a supervisor
in the food service department of
DANIEL S. MANNY is Eau Claire
County's new emergency government
CYNTHIA GLAVAN RUPPE is a
member of the Title I program at
BONNIE BECKER is a designer-
decorator for Interior Inspirations of
JOSEPH B. POP is a graduate as-
sistant teaching in the engineering
technical department at Texas A & M
DIANNE T. MARTIN has been
named an account coordinator at
Martin Williams, Inc., a Minneapolis
NANCY S. DENSTAD has accepted
a position with St. Cloud Hospital as
a dietetic trainee at St. Cloud, Minn.
CARMEN R. SMITH is teaching
preschoolers at the Black River Child
Care Center in Black River Falls.
TOM WAGENER is an industrial
arts instructor for London County
schools in Leesburg, Va.
DIANE SCHMIT teaches home
economics at Loyal High School.
CONNIE CHRISTOFFERSON MS
teaches home economics in Wayzata
Senior High School in Wayzata, Minn.
RICHARD C. BUNDSGAARD MS
teaches graphic arts in Goodrich High
School in Fond du Lac.
ARREL L. GREENING is a pro-
grammer trainee for Mercury Marine
in Fond du Lac.
DIANE C-UENTHER HUGHES has
started her dietetic traineeship at St.
Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee.
JEFFREY W. JOHNSON is work-
ing in the customer service depart-
ment of Geuder, Paeschke and Frey
Co. in Milwaukee.
MARY B. ARMSTRONG is the
home economics teacher for Duluth
Cathedral High School.
BARBARA JEAN DAKINS is man-
aging the linen department in Her-
berger's Department Store in Rice
PEGGY A. BLAHA is a home
economics teacher in Taylor High
TIM EGGON teaches metals and
auto in Hamilton High School in
MARY ELLEN FLANAGAN
teachers home economics in Mason
City Senior High School in Mason
RACHEL HANSON TORUD
teaches kindergarten in Augusta.
KATHRYN ANTOLAK is a home
economist for Oconto County.
JUNE STEFFERUDE POTTER
teaches home economics in Black River
Falls Senior High School.
ROCHELLE WOLFE has accepted
a position with Home-O-Rama in
FRANK PALM teaches industrial
arts in Brookfield Central School.
THERESA WOLF teaches home
economics in the BosSobel district
KAREN KRAUSE is an interim
UW-Extension home economist for
JON B. REED is an industrial arts
teacher at Loana High School.
DAVID VANDERBILT has a man-
agerial position with the Marriott
Hotel at O'Hare Airport in Chicago.
BRUCE KRUEGER is employed by
Texas Instruments in Attleboro, Mass.
OSCAR MILLER is a metals
teacher at Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah
MARGARET JEAN FELLER is
teaching art in Rio Elementary
School in Rio.
LOIS J. BANGS works in the special
education department of Sauk Praire
LOIS M. DELWICHE is teaching
kindergarten in Webster School in the
Watertown Unified school, district.
PATRICIA KAUFFMAN DUENOW
is a management trainee for a super
market in Arlington, Minn.
KAY WEBBER THUECKS is work-
ing with the mentally retarded at the
Handicapped Children's Education
Board of Sheboygan County and
Lightfoot School of Sheboygan Falls.
KATHY GLEVGARD KRUMRIE
is a substitute teacher for New Au-
burn High School. She is cheerleading
advisor, FHA advisor and girls' track
GARY CHILSON has accepted a
position with the Vocational Evalua-
tion Center of the North in Rhine-
THERESA BECKER ROEPKE is a
dietitian for the Polk County Nutri-
tion Program for the Elderly.
John W. Ruedebusch (BS '41)
and Nyla Bock Muser (BS '55,
MS '74) were presented the
University's Alumni Distinguish-
ed Service Award during winter
commencement exercises. Ruede-
busch is manager of labor rela-
tions for Walt Disney World Co.,
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Mrs. Musser is an , associate
professor and chairman of the
department of family develop-
1971 - 1975
Mary C. Bretl to LEE EDWARD
ELLISON '71, Oct. 8, Maplewood.
MARY LOU LARKIN '71 to JEFF
SCHEEL '73, recently.
Debora Bergel to PETER C.
KANZELBERGER.. '71, Nov. 12,
Jo Hammers to HOWARD PAUL-
SON '72, Oct. 15, Wisconsin Dells.
Jane M. Ullmer to GARY JOSEPH
BRZEZINSKI '73, Oct. 7, Green Bay.
Julie A. Schaefer to WILLIAM
GORTON '73, Sept. 3, Sheboygan.
Nora Lynn Derryberry to MICHAEL
JOHN LEE '73, Oct. 8, Nashville,
MOLLY MAC GREGOR '74 to Tim
Boyd, Sept. 24, Oshkosh.
Patricia K. Cowhey to HAROLD
ERIC DALIBOR '74, Sept. 10, in
Pamela Tesch to PHILLIP BOYEA
'74, Dec. 3, in Appleton.
Lynn Marie Vandersteen to
MICHAEL J. DART '74, Nov. 5, in
MARGARET CAREY '74 to LARRY
S. BORIS '73, Jan. 23, San Diego.
Sandra Fuchs to STEVEN
KOEHLER '75, Sept. 3, Sauk City.
JOAN M. ZIELINSKI '75 to Kevin
D. Hurley, Oct. 8, Appleton.
NANCY A. BINA '75 to John W.
Schnese, Sept. 24, Owatonna, Minn.
Cynthia L. Learned to RONALD J.
DRAXLER '75, Sept. 17, Janesville.
MELODY ANN WACHTER '75 to
Steven J. Kriefall, Sept. 17, Green-
ANN FRANCIS SCHLINSOG '76
to Todd L. Thies, Sept. 24, Menomo-
Jane C. Rindt to STEVEN M.
JANOWIAK '76, Aug. 27, Waukesha.
SUSAN LUND '76 to Kevin
Kadrmas, recently, Superior.
ALICE M. MACHMUELLER '76 to
MICHAEL N. FONS '77, Oct. 15,
Kathleen Van Dyck to STEPHEN
ZAIS '76, Sept. 3, Shawano.
GAYLE JO ANNE BRESSLER '76
to William David Claflin, May 21,
1977, Columbia Heights, Minn.
KATHLEEN BIENIASZ '76 to
William Benz, Sept. 3, Amery.
COLLEEN RUTH WIEHR '76 to
Michael C. Gifford, Oct. 15, Menomo-
Karen I. Rachubinski to DONALD
A. KOLBE '76, Nov. 5, La Crosse.
Jane Sobotta to DENIS OLSON
'76, Oct. 29, Arcadia.
CHERIE REYNOLDS '76 to Kevin
Greke, July 30. Dodgeville.
MARY POSTL '76 to William
Alsteens, Dec. 19, Saginaw, Mich.
SUSAN MEIER '76 to MICHAEL
BENES '76, Aug. 13, Cross Plains.
LAURIE LEE BRECKE '77 to
PETER KEVIN STUEBBER '77,
Oct. 8, Curtiss.
Nola M. Brovold to JOSEPH L.
COOK '77, Aug. 20, Chippewa Falls.
DIANE CLEWELL MS '77 to diet
Pawlowicz, July 23.
DEBRA L. SMOOK '77 to John
Sing-Kit Lo BS '76, MS '77, June 11,
REBECCA J. MARINE '77 to
William F. Johnson, recently, Me-
DEBORAH VOGT '77 to Richard
K. Winkler, July 16, Milwaukee.
A daughter, Tara Hilary, Nov. 4,
to Mr. and Mrs. GARY R. GESZVAIN
A son, Thomas Joseph, April 17, to
Mr. and Mrs. MICHAEL A.
A son, Kevin Thomas, Oct. 8, to
HARLAN '67 and DIANNE DREGNE
PEDRETTI '69, Dubuque, Iowa.
A son, Jonathan Paul, May 19, to
JAMES '68 and BARBARA
PAUSTIAN GRAY '69, Greendale.
A second daughter, Carrie Ria,
Oct. 5, to Claude and CAROL ANN
WORZALA MC KINNEY '70, Albu-
A son, Oct. 31, to Mr. and Mrs.
PAUL FABY '70, Green Bay.
A son, Austin Joseph, July 15, to
Henry and NANCY SMITH KUPPER
A son, Randy, Dec. 2, to Mr. and
Mrs. MIKE WAY '71, Oregon.
A son, Michael John, Jr., Sept. 25,
to MICHAEL '71 and SUSAN STIRN
A daughter, Abbe Laine to Mr. and
Mrs. MAUREY SCHIOWITZ '71,
A daughter, Amy Nicole, June 25,
to DAVID '71 and LYNDALL JONES
PERSZYK '71. Waukesha.
A son, Clayton Howard, Oct. 19 to
Steven and CONNIE PAPINEAU
GOEDE '71, Schaumburg, 111.
A second child, Amy Lynn, Aug. 31,
to RANDALL '71 and DEE ANN
POKRAND ANDREWS '69, Green
A son, Scott Thomas, Nov. 7 to
LARRY '72 and CAROLYN
FORTNEY BARNHART '74, Me-
A daughter, Karen Rose, Oct. 25,
RAYMOND '72 and LEE ANN
STEFFEN ONDRACEK '72, Boulder
A daughter, Kariann Beth, June 25,
to Gerald and ANN CHESEBRO
BRAGA '73, Des Plaines, 111.
A son, Travis John, July 12, to
Herb and LINDA S A H L T
SCHRANKEL '73, Spooner.
A second daughter, Karen Ann,
Aug. 29, to GEORGE '73 and NANCY
C. THWREATT OLSEN '70, Clinton-
A daughter, Leah Marie, Aug. 25,
to FRANK" '73 and MARIE SALO
FRYER '73, Lyle, Minn.
A daughter, Katie, Aug. 28, to
JEFF '74 and PAMELA SERVALS
KUNISCH '74, Hinsdale, 111.
A son, Daniel John, Jr., to Mr. and
Mrs. DANIEL STREHLAU '74, Ash-
A son, Christopher Charles, June 17,
to CHARLES '74 and CHERYL HALL
A daughter, Stephanie Anne, Sept.
25, to LARRY '74 and MARILYN
ANGUS COUEY '74, Shelton, Conn.
A daughtei*, Kelly Ann, Nov. 8, to
DENNIS '74 and ANN REESE
BEHRENS '74, Kaukauna.
A son, Adam Michael, Nov. 12, to
Mr. and Mrs. MICHAEL GOFF '76,
GLADYS KNIGHT HALE Dip. '13,
Dec. 29, Clearwater, Fla.
ALICE MC NEIL Dip. '13, 85, Oct.
DAISY BEACH WILSON Dip. '14,
LUCILLE HARGIS EPPLING Dip.
'14, 83, Oct. 14, Sheboygan.
GRACE M. SHUGART Dip. '15,
recently in Princeton, 111.
HARRY L. CROCKETT Dip. '16,
Sept. 22, Phoeniz, Ariz.
ETHEL ANDREWS WYMAN Dip.
'21, Oct. 19, Wausau.
LEO E. SCHMITZ Dip. '23, 72,
July 20,' Saginaw, Mich.
CLIFFORD C. CARLSON Dip. '28,
BS '30, 70, Oct. 21, in Milwaukee.
SIDNEY ARTHUR ENG '30, 70,
Dec. 10, in Chetek.
AUGUST M. HELGERSON, '31,
Aug. 11, 1977.
DANIEL GREEN '32, Vicksburg,
BARBARA SCHUCHTER MARKL,
'61, 38, Oct. 16, Watertown.
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stitute, Eau Claire; Ellie relates
to her peers as a patient librarian
in a Marshfield hospital. Karen
and Mary Ann offer self-growth
groups for women out of a
church in Appleton and Bonnie
does the same in New London.
Bette and Rose are coordinator
and peer counselor, respectively,
with the Personal Development
Council of Marshfield and
Phyllis offers emotional growth
groups to low income women in
the Tomah area under United
Board funding. JoAnn is spon-
sored by a church in Portage in
offering self-help groups for
divorced and widowed women
and Irma is a peer counselor in
Adult Support Counseling em-
ployed by the Dunn County De-
partment of Social Services.
Peggy combines her interests
and talents in a job at the Area
Agency on Aging, Eau Claire.
Deloris works part time with
wives of the chemically depend-
ent in Chippewa Falls and Karen
has just been hired as an advo-
cate at the Women's Shelter in
Each of these women has
woven her own life experiences,
interests and training into a peer
counseling style which, from all
reports, is providing effective
preventive mental health ser-
vices to hundreds of Wisconsin
women. Each has, in her own
way, found employment in a field
which is fulfilling to her. For
those still seeking employment,
the potential looks good.
Suddenly the years of chauf-
fering and schedule-juggling and
caring for and listening — and
listening and listening • — have
paid off. "Being accepted into
the project has been the most
important event in my life,"
wrote one trainee in her journal.
Toni McNaron, a program con-
sultant from the University of
Minnesota, once called this type
of work "the legitimization of
But the trainee who probably
said it best for all of us is the
woman who wrote : "I'll never be
the same again."
Lee Morical is director of the
Peer Counselor Project/Women
Helping Women at Stout and
founding director of Center for
Women's Alternatives, Memo-
"" HOMECOMING "
Five classes have been scheduled
for reunions during this year's
Homecoming activities on the
weekend of Oct. 7. They are the
Classes of 1973, 1968, 1963, 1953
and 1943. All alumni are invited
to return and to attend the Sat-
urday night Homecoming Ban-
quet, when the reunion classes
will be recognized and Stout's
new Athletic Hall of Fame will be
started with the first inductions.
Workshops will again be held
on Friday in home economics,
industrial education and voca-
tional rehabilitation; plus art
seminars and an open house for
former music department par-
ticipants on Saturday. Add the
traditional Homecoming activi-
ties, the parade, and the game
with Stevens Point, and you have
a weekend that is worth planning
Hall of Fame Nominations
Athletic letter-winners, coaches
or others who have .made re-
cognizable positive contributions
to the athletic program of Stout
are eligible for nomination to the
new Athletic Hall of Fame. No-
minations should be sent now to
the Alumni Director or Athletic
Director at Stout. The selection
committee will be made up of
people from the University, the
alumni and the community.
Stout graduate students doused a flaming mixture
of gasoline, diesel fuel and methyl alcohol set
ablaze in containers on a University parking lot.
The exercise was part of a class entitled "Fire
Protection and Prevention," in which students
learn to set up training programs for the use of
fire extinguishers. The course is offered in con-
junction pith Stout's Master's degree in occupa-
tional health and safety.
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